Chisora Wins In Count Controversy
By Bobby Hunter
Dereck Chisora with one huge overhand right hand salvaged his heavyweight career by stopping previously unbeaten American Malik Scott at the Wembley Arena last night. The fight ended in controversy though as Scott misjudged Referee's Phil Edwards count by rising to late therefore losing the fight by KO. The American didn't look that bothered when the fight was over although his corner team went crazy.
Scott from Philadelphia had started the fight well by using his superior footwork to avoid most of Chisora's bombs. Chisora was getting close to Scott but was not letting his shots go as the American simply tied him up. Many before hand had predicted Scott winning the early rounds before Chisora would come on late looking for stoppage. After three rounds it certainly followed that plan as Chisora was limited to landing the odd combination to the body whilst Scott would catch the Brit with some hard right uppercuts as he shuffled his way in. Round four saw a change in the action as it was Chisora now landing more by trapping Scott on the ropes. Scott couldn't really escape the pressure as he was forced to cover up as Chisora rushed him then battered away.
In the fifth Scott returned to sharp footwork that had worked so well for him earlier in the fight. The jab was landing more and you could see he was trying to time Chisora with the big right hand. Chisora had dropped his intensity which had won him the fourth and on my card was two rounds down.
The sixth started with the pressure being applied by Chisora again. Scott looked as if he was tiring, not a major worry but his punch output dropped as again and again he was forced to take shots on the ropes as Chisora bullied him around. The end came very suddenly as Scott got trapped on the ropes and Chisora detonated that huge over hand right that caught Scott high on the side of the head. It didn't look at huge shot but down went Scott. Referee Edwards took up the count, Scott remained on one knee until the count reached nine. He then stood up to continue to fight, BUT the fight was over. Scott had been counted out. It was a terrible misjudgement by the American as Chisora began to celebrate. Team Scott went crazy although Scott himself didn't look that bothered, even in his post fight interview on Boxnation TV the American seemed calm and not that angry at the referee or losing his unbeaten record.
Dereck "Del Boy" Chisora will now fight on September 21st according to Promoter/Manager Frank Warren probably defending his newly acquired WBO International Heavyweight title. A rematch with Scott was mentioned by Warren but it wont take place in Chisora's immediate future.
Below is my scorecard along with all the Press scored i was able to collect for this fight.
Round 1.... 10-10 Draw
Round 2.... 10-9 Scott
Round 3.... 10-9 Scott
Round 4.... 9-10 Chisora
Round 5.... 10-9 Scott
TOTAL : 49-47 Scott at the time of stoppage
DERECK CHISORA WINS BY 6TH ROUND KO
Kasim - (UKFighthype) : 48-47 Scott
Fight Ghost : 49-46 Scott
Alex Morris - (BoxingAsylum) : 48-47 Scott
Adam Abramowitz - (SNBoxing) : 48-47 Scott
Tommy Allan - (BoxingAsylum) : 48-47 Scott
Wolfgang Schiffbauer - (Sturm-Boxpromotion) : 48-47 Scott
Danny Flexen - (Boxing News) : 48-47 Scott
BoxingOpinions : 48-47 Scott
ATR Boxing Tipster : 49-47 Scott
Scott Christ - (Badlefthook) : 48-47 Scott
Phil D Jay - (WorldBoxingNews) : 49-46 Scott
Daniel Vano - (Checkhookboxing) : 48-47 Scott
Victor M Salazar - (Thaboxingvoice) : 48-47 Scott
FightersRated : 49-48 Scott
John Evans - (Livefight) : 48-47 Scott
Beau Denison - (SportsPageMagazine) : 48-47 Scott
Andy Paterson - (BoxingAsylum) : 48-47 Scott
Boxbet : 49-46 Scott
Corey Quincy - (BLBoxing) : **48-47 Chisora**
Lyle Fitzsimmons - (Boxingscene) : 48-47 Scott
Darren Velasco - (FightDomain) : 48-47 Scott
Ryan Bivins - (SweetBoxing) : *48-48 DRAW*